HyperDic: leptotene

English > 1 sense of the word leptotene:
NOUNprocessleptotenethe first stage of the prophase of meiosis
English > leptotene: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe first stage of the prophase of meiosis.
Part ofprophaseThe first stage of meiosis
PartssynapsisThe side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis
Broaderphase, stageAny distinct time period in a sequence of events

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